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Classification Dhai Ghar
Religions Hinduism and Sikhism
Languages Punjabi
Country India and Pakistan

Malhotra is a Khatri family surname originating from Northern India today straddling India and Pakistan.

Along with the Khanna and Kapoor clans, the Mehra (Malhotra, Mehrotra and Mehlotra may also be included) clan forms the Dhai Ghar ("212 families"), that later expanded into the char ghar of the Khatri clan hierarchy.


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